Sep 2021 — May 2022

Outreach Route

Join our partners in their outreach to people by sharing the love of Jesus and connecting them to opportunities to grow in their faith.
Outreach Route
3 countries
Duration: 9 Months Age Range: 17-20 Fundraising Amount: $15,800 Training Camp: September 1 ‑ October 15, 2021

Route Guides

Hope Mendola-Wong
Hope Mendola-Wong
Elder
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I thought I was a Christian, but when I was 19 my view of everything (Jesus, the Bible, Church, Christianity) came tumbling down. I found myself angry and confused as I questioned what I had been told all my life. Little did I know I was on the path to making my faith my own. I spent the next few years figuring out who God was and what I believed. By the time I was 21, I decided Jesus was the answer. Since then, God has taken me from the slums of India to the mountains of Africa. He's transformed my heart, strengthened my faith, and given me purpose beyond myself. My story has given me a passion for the next generation because I know firsthand how influential those first few years out of high school are. I can't wait for you to join us on this journey!
Jodi Owens
Jodi Owens
Squad Mentor
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I grew up always knowing who Jesus was. My Grandmother made sure of that. I knew I wanted to live for Jesus and made the decision to follow Him when I was 8 years old. Once I was in my later teenage years, through a series of life events and my own selfishness, I stepped away from following Jesus to pursue what the world had to offer. When I was 20 years old, I realized I was miserable. I wanted more from life and I knew there had to be a source of real, pure joy somewhere rather than chasing what felt ȦĨŒgoodȦĨœ in the moment. I turned to Jesus and everything changed. I made the decision to commit my whole life to Him. I worked at a church in their youth/college ministry for about 5 years. I loved it a ton and thatȦĨœs where God grew my heart for the generation below mine. Rounding out my time there, I knew in my heart I was called to go and do more but I wasnȦĨœt sure how. I found out about the World Race from a friend, decided to take the chance and launched in January of 2016. I was absolutely blown away! The journey was hard but it was also so beautiful. Never did I imagine that I could grow so much in my relationship with Jesus while having the opportunity to serve Him outside of America. Because of my own journey, God has given me a passion for leading this next generation to Him. I am passionate about seeing young people know Jesus and choose to follow Him forever. My heart is to help teach this next generation how to get outside of themselves and choose life in the Kingdom of God.
Eric Stoker
Eric Stoker
Coach
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Eric and Melissa Stoker have been married for 24 years and have a daughter and son. Their daughter Savannah launched August 2018 with X Squad. She will returning to the field as a squad leader for Gap Squad in September 2018 During the PVT trip, they discussed the coaching role with Deon Vanstaden. After speaking with Deon and much prayer they knew that coaching was something they wanted to pursue. They reside in Bishop GA (60 miles from Gainesville). Eric is a teacher in Gwinnett County. Melissa is a business manager at the University of Georgia. They look forward to their roles as coaches and what the Lord has in store for them.
Melissa Stoker
Melissa Stoker
Coach
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Eric and Melissa Stoker have been married for 24 years and have a daughter and son. Their daughter Savannah launched August 2018 with X Squad. She will returning to the field as a squad leader for Gap Squad in September 2018 During the PVT trip, they discussed the coaching role with Deon Vanstaden. After speaking with Deon and much prayer they knew that coaching was something they wanted to pursue. They reside in Bishop GA (60 miles from Gainesville). Eric is a teacher in Gwinnett County. Melissa is a business manager at the University of Georgia. They look forward to their roles as coaches and what the Lord has in store for them.
Drew Stamey
Drew Stamey
Advisor
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Where You’ll Go - What You’ll Do

Southern Central America

Costa Rica

Southern Central America
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Ministry: Adventures in Missions Costa Rica base & partners
Focus: Sports Ministry, Community Outreach, Children’s Ministry, Manual Labor

Begin your journey in Costa Rica, where misty volcanoes stand guard over bustling San Jose, home to our Adventures in Missions base. During your time in this tropical country, you will work with a variety of our ministry partners who are showing the radical love of Jesus to this city. Your team might be teaching skills like dance or English, or teaching neighborhood kids about the Bible. Or your team might do community projects in slums devastated by gang violence and poverty. As you grow in your spiritual gifts through weekly teachings from our local base staff, walk out your faith by showing this pura vida nation the true source of Life.

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Eastern Europe

Romania

Eastern Europe
Romania

Romania

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Location: Craiova
Ministry: Hope Church
Focus: Evangelism, Bible Distribution, Community Outreach

Embark on a wild journey down the path less traveled through the cobblestone streets and sunflower fields of Romania. At the heart of Eastern Europe, many in this nation still live with the fear that came from its communist past. Alongside our ministry partner Hope Church, you can reach this country with the hope that Jesus brings. You will pass out eye glasses or Bibles written in the local language, and show the love of Jesus to the neglected Roma gypsy communities. Discover more of your identity in Christ as this nation rediscovers the love of Jesus.

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Southeast Asia

Cambodia

Southeast Asia
Cambodia

Cambodia

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Location: Siem Reap
Ministry: Adventures in Missions Cambodia base
Focus: Community Outreach

From the modern city of Siem Reap to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, the Kingdom of Cambodia intrigues and inspires. Hitch a ride on a rickety tuk-tuk down dusty village roads and you might see houses built on stilts or crumbling Buddhist temples. Join our partners as they minister to local street kids, teach English, and share the hope of the Gospel with local families. Family here is everything. Even after a devastating genocide wiped out a generation, the Cambodian people are rebuilding with a resilient outlook and a generous heart. Watch God rebuild this country as He continues to build your faith.

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*Routes may change if unforeseen issues arise.

Active Squad

Squad is the term we use at the World Race to describe the 30-45 people traveling with you on your route this year!

Squad
Holly Allen
Holly Allen
Woodburn, IN
EmmaLea Brown
EmmaLea Brown
Omaha, Nebraska
Josiah Bustamante
Josiah Bustamante
GOSHEN, IN
Ruth Ann Case
Ruth Ann Case
Augusta, Georgia
Maddy Cooley
Maddy Cooley
Fairfield, OH
Sydnie Cranford
Sydnie Cranford
Knoxville, Tennessee
Grace D\u0146Haillecourt
Grace D\u0146Haillecourt
Littleton, CO
Jack Dugger
Jack Dugger
Murphy, Texas
Noah Elston
Noah Elston
Bismarck, North Dakota
Landry Engler
Landry Engler
New Braunfels, Texas
Raina Henderson
Raina Henderson
Hanceville, AL
Natalie Hintz
Natalie Hintz
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Belle Hoese
Belle Hoese
Cologne, MN
Peyton Kaiser
Peyton Kaiser
Fort Collins, Colorado
Maddi Kamb
Maddi Kamb
Jenkinsville, SC
Kobe Koivisto
Kobe Koivisto
Bellingham, Washington
Dalton Krell
Dalton Krell
Huntsville, Alabama
Anastasia Lawry
Anastasia Lawry
Albany, NY
Abbi Manos
Abbi Manos
Simpsonville, SC
Olivia Mathley
Olivia Mathley
Cumming, GA
Shanin Miller
Shanin Miller
Oregon, Ohio
Alyssa Molinari
Alyssa Molinari
Tucson, ARIZONA
Natalina Nunez
Natalina Nunez
Pennsauken, New Jersey
Via Occilien-Similien
Via Occilien-Similien
Covington, GA
Sarah Piepenburg
Sarah Piepenburg
Dallas, Texas
Kori Jane Spaulding
Kori Jane Spaulding
Houston, Texas
Esa Summey
Esa Summey
Temple, Georgia
Trin Tenney
Trin Tenney
Fayette, IA
Alyssa Warwick
Alyssa Warwick
Woodstock, GA
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Route Details

9 Months

Duration

September 1, 2021—May 31, 2022

*Dates are approximate and subject to change
Trip Dates

17-20

*Must be a high school graduate
Age Range

May 19, 2021

Application Deadline

$15,800

Fundraising Requirement

June 16, 2021—June 20, 2021

Boot Camp

September 1, 2021—October 15, 2021

*Dates subject to change by a few days
Training Camp & Launch

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